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Chocolate ***

Added May 21, 2013

by liliv-1

Athens, Greece






I love so much to search at ancient burdas and find little treasures! I made this a couple of years ago and I simply adore this pattern, especially for the effect of cap sleeves that it creates. It is model 130 from issue 05-2004 (the scetch and the fashion shoot are shown at the last pictures). I have revisited this particular issue so many times that I have sewn more than half of the patterns.
I used a lovely, shiny, thin and drappey lycra.
Do you like my almost vintage dress?




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    Jul 22, 2013, 12.49 PMby sunriseruby

    Beautiful dress! Your choice of material is much better than in the magazine. it is now a totally different dress! I have thought about making this dress so many times. Burda patterns are so good they never go out of fashion!

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      Jul 22, 2013, 01.10 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much for kindly commenting on this, I love to read comments from ladies who know the old burda issues:) You are right about the burdas, many of them are timeless and others come back in style. Burda is also fashion forward so it’s ok if you make something after a couple of years. The funny thing is that I didn’t like this model when I bought the issue, but now after so many years I used it. And it is not the first time that this happens:)

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    Jun 7, 2013, 01.11 PMby Cintia Webb

    Once again, your version is soooo much better than the original. The fabric drapes so nicely it makes it look very comfy. I think I am inspired! Thank you for sharing!

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      Jun 7, 2013, 01.34 PMby liliv-1

      :) Thanks!!

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    May 22, 2013, 03.24 PMby frederi

    o, this is so nice! I have thought about making this dress so many times. i even cut out the pattern and bought fabric for it some years back, but never did follow up on it. I am so happy to see your version, it looks so nice!

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      May 22, 2013, 03.41 PMby liliv-1

      Oh really? Well maybe you will make it sometime…it is really a very nice pattern, so easy to sew and to wear….why not now?: summer is coming!! What fabric had you bought for it? Did you use it for something else or just kept it in your stash?

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      May 22, 2013, 05.43 PMby frederi

      used it for something else. but you have really inspired me. Yours looks so nice that I may try again!

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    May 22, 2013, 09.35 AMby Helguchi

    I absolutely love it! And I think your dress looks much better than the one presented in the magazine. It fits you very well and sleeves are beautiful. Love the color. You look great.

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      May 22, 2013, 09.44 AMby liliv-1

      Your comments make me very happy! Thank you so much!!

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    May 22, 2013, 04.46 AMby Zsuzso

    Very nice. I love the old Burda magazines too. I have this one too, I wonder if I made anything out of it, have to look.

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      May 22, 2013, 07.06 AMby liliv-1

      This issue has several pretty pieces, I think that is the most used issue I’ve bought.

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    May 22, 2013, 04.19 AMby rita61

    This looks great on you! Your last picture makes it look like a top; have you made just a top from this pattern? I love the colour! Your necklace is great!~

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      May 22, 2013, 07.03 AMby liliv-1

      Yes I’ve made it and I’ll post it soon. Thanks for your comments about the color, the necklace and everything:)

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    May 22, 2013, 03.27 AMby Moimisie

    It’s a great dress liliv… looks super comfy and at the same time very chic…. the brown looks good against your skin and it looks like you will be living in this dress!

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      May 22, 2013, 06.59 AMby liliv-1

      It is really comfy and I’m a big fan of brown! Thank you so much for your sweet comments!

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    May 22, 2013, 02.53 AMby kisses

    Love this girlfren….the style is great and you look good in the brown. I prefer the old burdafashion than this burdastyle since the last 3- 4 years.

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      May 22, 2013, 06.57 AMby liliv-1

      Me too, for many reasons!! Thank you girl!

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      May 22, 2013, 06.57 AMby liliv-1

      Me too, for many reasons!! Thank you girl!

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    May 22, 2013, 01.44 AMby velvetribbon

    Such a pretty dress! I also searching for the old Burda for my next project. Love you chocolate, liliv. You look really sweet on this dress:)

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      May 22, 2013, 06.56 AMby liliv-1

      Thank you for your sweet comment:)

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    May 21, 2013, 11.05 PMby BeeZee

    What a gem! I would make that in a New York minute! The color looks great and gives it an earthy feel. As always your styling is impeccable. Wish I would have known about Burda way back then!

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      May 22, 2013, 06.56 AMby liliv-1

      Oh, you didn’t know about burda? In my country burda was almost the only pattern source when I was young.

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      May 22, 2013, 11.59 AMby BeeZee

      No, I just found it in the summer of 2011. When I was young I sewed mainly Butterick and Simplicity. I am thinking I should get a subscription to Burda Style Magazine, but wonder whether the current patterns would be relevant to me now.

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      May 22, 2013, 01.32 PMby liliv-1

      Why not be relevant to you? Can’t you buy seperated issues instead of having a subscription?

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      May 22, 2013, 03.38 PMby BeeZee

      The styles I see on the web site seem like they’re for someone much younger (and thinner) than myself. That said, I’m may just treat my self to a subscription anyhow…why not? I do love the Danielle pattern. I’m thinking I may just use it for the yellow knit sitting on my cutting board right now.

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      May 22, 2013, 03.53 PMby liliv-1

      I don’t think that the burda patterns are only for very young and skinny people!! Come on Bee Zee! Buy seperated issues, why pay so much money and stash so many unused magazines?

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      May 22, 2013, 06.43 PMby BeeZee

      But how to tell what patterns are in what issues? I would buy the one with your Chocolate dress in – but that’s from 2004. When I searched last night I didn’t see anything before 2007…and most of them were not in English.

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      May 22, 2013, 07.05 PMby liliv-1

      If you want to buy past issues from burda you must search on ebay or some similar site to buy them from someone who has them (you can’t buy them from burda company).
      If you want to see very old issues go here:

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      May 22, 2013, 07.17 PMby liliv-1

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      May 22, 2013, 07.48 PMby BeeZee

      Oh Liliv, you are so sweet! Thank you so much! I have a lot to look through now – these didn’t show up when I trolled ebay last night! You are so kind!

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    May 21, 2013, 09.51 PMby Mary Athey

    its lovely liliv and the browns so rich looking. I to love old burdas and you’ll find i make a lot from them.i bought loads dating from the 80’s 90’s and early 2000’s. its great fun looking at old burdas and seeing what we can make x

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      May 21, 2013, 10.09 PMby liliv-1

      The funny thing is that most of the current issues I buy remain with the pattern sheets attached to the inside:) Maybe 10 years later they will see some use. This makes me feel less guilty for the money I spent without using them:P.

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      May 22, 2013, 05.11 AMby Mary Athey

      thats so true. I have issues fron the last couple of years which still have the patterns intact. I n some issues i sometimes don’t see anything i want to make but maybe a year or two later i’ll look again and bingo i ser something.Its the same with the older burdas liliv, i always go by the line drawing as there where some pretty hideous outfits about in the 80’s but also some fab necklines etc.I wish burda would recogomise this so we can link the old burdas, at the moment you can only add a link to a pattern a couple of years back?? any further and burda dos’nt have them in their library x

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    May 21, 2013, 09.48 PMby Angie H

    The color looks good on you as always and I actually like your version better. The long hanging ties look great.

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      May 21, 2013, 10.03 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you!

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    May 21, 2013, 08.58 PMby asperge11

    Yes! I love it :)

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      May 21, 2013, 09.01 PMby liliv-1

      I’m so glad:) Thanks sweetie!

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